Your content driven static site generator.

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Cecil, your content driven static site generator.

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Cecil is a CLI application that merges plain text files (written in Markdown), images and Twig templates to generate a static website.

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Quick Start

Read the Quick Start documentation page.

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  • No database, no server, no dependency: performance and security
  • Your content is stored in Markdown flat files with a YAML front matter
  • Powered by Twig, a flexible template engine, with themes support
  • Pagination, sitemap, redirections, robots.txt, taxonomies, RSS are generated automatically
  • Download one file and run it
  • Easy to deploy


Download cecil.phar from your browser or from your terminal:

curl -LO https://cecil.app/cecil.phar

Then install the binary globally:

mv cecil.phar /usr/local/bin/cecil
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/cecil

PHP 7.4+ is required.


  • Get help: cecil help
  • Create new website: cecil new:site
  • Build and serve it: cecil serve


See Contributing.


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Cecil is a free software distributed under the terms of the MIT license.

Cecil © Arnaud Ligny
Logo © Cécile Ricordeau